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Normal to have “flat spots” on your head?

bigjetplane6

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My 2 year old has had a flat spot the size of the human palm since she was 3 months.
I have brought it up to her doctor and she doesn’t say anything.
I always over think and think, “Well maybe she didn’t really feel the flat spot” and having anxiety already. it’s something I always worry about.
The best description of the location I can describe it as is when a gurl puts a ponytail up. It’s not due to sleeping position because the flat spot is above where the mattress where even come in contact with. Is this normal? Any other babies have had the same flat spot on their head and they’re perfectly fine?
Baby was born vaginally, never had any falls, and has met all milestones. It’s literally the shape of her head but why?
 

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My daughter had this! She was born by csection but a part of her head was flat and the tip of her head almost came to a point. Now that she has long hair, it’s harder to see, but I can feel it still. I was always surprised by it because she was a csection baby and never laid on her back! Her head circumference was always normal and her doctor told me he wasn’t concerned at all about it. I’m also a teacher, and I can tell you, alllllll the children I have, have different shaped heads, and a lot have flat spots!
 

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My daughter had this! She was born by csection but a part of her head was flat and the tip of her head almost came to a point. Now that she has long hair, it’s harder to see, but I can feel it still. I was always surprised by it because she was a csection baby and never laid on her back! Her head circumference was always normal and her doctor told me he wasn’t concerned at all about it. I’m also a teacher, and I can tell you, alllllll the children I have, have different shaped heads, and a lot have flat spots!
What’s the size of the flat spot and the exact location?
I attached a photo.
 
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I have a flat spot similar to this on my head .... I am 65 years old .... I have had it always .... it has not caused me any problems ..I wouldn’t worry about it especially if Dr isn’t concerned ..( just a note too I in fact have a fairly high IQ.... so there is that )
 

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What’s the size of the flat spot and the exact location?
I attached a photo.
I don't see the photo. When you ask the doctor, they literally just say nothing? As in they don't respond to the question?
 

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I don't see the photo. When you ask the doctor, they literally just say nothing? As in they don't respond to the question?
Oh, they do. But doctor isn’t worried
I don't see the photo. When you ask the doctor, they literally just say nothing? As in they don't respond to the question?
It’s attached in the first comment as an attachment
 
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My daughters is about the size of an orange, give or take. I’ll see if I can find an old pic. She has a full head of hair now so you can’t see it anymore
This was the best pic I could find. Still hard to see with the hair but it’s there.
 

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My daughters is about the size of an orange, give or take. I’ll see if I can find an old pic. She has a full head of hair now so you can’t see it anymore
This was the best pic I could find. Still hard to see with the hair but it’s there.
I dunno. That looks normal to me, but I'm not a baby doc. If your baby doc says this is normal, I'd trust that. Beautiful kid, BTW. Congrats!
 

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My daughters is about the size of an orange, give or take. I’ll see if I can find an old pic. She has a full head of hair now so you can’t see it anymore
This was the best pic I could find. Still hard to see with the hair but it’s there.
And is it a flat “dent” spot, or is a perfectly round shape?
Can you circle what the flat spot is on your baby?
I have a flat spot similar to this on my head .... I am 65 years old .... I have had it always .... it has not caused me any problems ..I wouldn’t worry about it especially if Dr isn’t concerned ..( just a note too I in fact have a fairly high IQ.... so there is that )
Can you describe the exact spot where you have the flat spot? Size?
 

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I have a flat spot similar to this on my head .... I am 65 years old .... I have had it always .... it has not caused me any problems ..I wouldn’t worry about it especially if Dr isn’t concerned ..( just a note too I in fact have a fairly high IQ.... so there is that )
Can you describe the exact location and the way it feels/looks compared to your overall head shape,
 

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Hi @bigjetplane6 sorry folks haven't been responding. As far as I know this is normal. I don't recall with certainty if any of my kiddos had it, but I feel like at least one of them did. Don't worry, you've made the doctor aware, and they haven't said anything about it. No need to worry!
 

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My 2 year old has had a flat spot the size of the human palm since she was 3 months.
I have brought it up to her doctor and she doesn’t say anything.
I always over think and think, “Well maybe she didn’t really feel the flat spot” and having anxiety already. it’s something I always worry about.
The best description of the location I can describe it as is when a gurl puts a ponytail up. It’s not due to sleeping position because the flat spot is above where the mattress where even come in contact with. Is this normal? Any other babies have had the same flat spot on their head and they’re perfectly fine?
Baby was born vaginally, never had any falls, and has met all milestones. It’s literally the shape of her head but why?
Hello! My son has a huge flat spot at the back on his right side from favouring sleeping on that side while his skull was still forming as an infant. No matter what I did to keep him off of that side, I always found him laying that way again. The doctors weren’t worried. He is now 15, still has the flat spot and is normal and healthy.
 

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I have a flat spot like that on my head (literally in that same spot), have had it since I was a baby and I'm fine! Some people just have them :)
 

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I have a flat spot like that on my head (literally in that same spot), have had it since I was a baby and I'm fine! Some people just have them :)
Can you explain a little more into depth your flat spot? (HA speaking here, wanting more info...)
 

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Every body is different so trying to compare something like this with what your infant has is probably not going to bring you any relief. If a doctor has no concerns, and they see thousands of infants over the course of years, then put this fear out of your mind.
 

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Can you explain a little more into depth your flat spot? (HA speaking here, wanting more info...)
It's right at the back/crown of my head, probably only an inch or two wide, almost like a little divot - actually curves inwards slightly. It may have been bigger when I was younger, I'm not sure, I never paid it much attention. It's just the shape of my head, apparently! I think it is fairly normal. Most people's heads aren't perfectly round! I know it's not easy to put aside worries about your little one, but lots of people have spots like that and they're all perfectly fine. :) and you've got your doctor's input that all is well too.
 
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